Mental wellbeing in the workplace

Help us create a culture of mental wellbeing throughout the horticultural community by training a Mental Health First Aider in your workplace.

Contact Helen Waddington today at  to find out about the free training sessions for horticultural organisations with 30 or more employees. 

Free limited places are now available for training courses being held during October and November 2023.

It’s been amazing to see so many organisations choosing to get behind this initiative  – and to all those who have already successfully trained as a MHFAider© or have organised for a team member to take on this valued role, we’d like to say an enormous thank you.   

Championing mental wellbeing in your workplace can be extremely rewarding and helps ensure there is valuable support throughout the horticultural industry.

Here’s what some of those who have already taken part in our free Mental Health First Aider pilot programme have to say:

“We have been directly affected as a business from staff with mental health issues during the last year. I’m not certain that we have dealt with the issues as well as we could have. We wanted to, in the future, be able to help staff with recovery if possible before it affected their job and therefore our business.”

“As a company we believe this is an excellent addition for our teams to feel valued, listen to and supported in the workplace.”

“I think the benefits to having an MHFAiders® in horticulture are that people who work by themselves know that they are not alone and that there are resources available to help them.”

If you are an employer with more than 30 employees, or work for such an organisation and would like to find out more, please contact Helen Waddington directly at

Perennial’s pilot programme is delivered in partnership with Mental Health First Aid England.